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  • There are fewer Americans in prison, jail, probation, or parole than any time since 2003

    12/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | German Lopez
    The US corrections population dropped to its lowest point since 2003, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The number of Americans in prison, jail, parole, or probation dropped to less than 6.9 million in 2013, down 41,500 compared to 2012 and hitting the lowest point since 2003, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Until 2008, the corrections population had been steadily growing for decades as all levels of government enforced tough-on-crime policies — particularly against drug offenses — that tied up more people in the criminal justice system. But states and the federal government, facing...
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

    04/11/2014 5:42:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 10, 2014 | APRIL 10, 2014
    HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants. The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities....
  • (Former San Diego RAT Mayor) Bob Filner finishes house arrest, still on probation

    04/07/2014 5:21:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    10 News ^ | 4/07/14
    SAN DIEGO - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner today was free to leave his downtown residential building for the first time in three months, having completed 90 days of house arrest. The period of home confinement, which included GPS monitoring, was the result of the 71-year-old's guilty pleas last fall to false imprisonment and battery, stemming from allegations of sexual harassment by three women. The improprieties led the former Democratic congressman to leave office last Aug. 30. Though no longer on house arrest, Filner remains on three years probation.
  • Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man......

    05/27/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    Mail online ^ | Leon Watson
    FULL TITLE: Couple return home from cinema to find their grandparents murdered and a naked man sexually abusing their daughter, 2, after he was released from jail for IDENTICAL attack four years ago A couple returned home from the cinema to find a naked man had beaten their grandparents to death and was raping their two-year-old daughter. Touch Chea, 71, and his wife, Sorn Sreap, 73, were found dead in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday night from significant blunt force injuries. Police said both Sreap and the toddler were raped. Officers arrested Jerry Andrew Active, 24, as he fled the east...
  • Portsmouth VA teen to serve probation for rape

    03/13/2013 5:53:16 AM PDT · by fredhead · 33 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 13, 2013 | Janie Bryant
    A teenage boy found guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of raping a girl in the stairwell of Churchland High School will serve indeterminate supervised probation, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Earle C. Mobley. The youth, 16 at the time, was arrested after a 15-year-old girl reported the May 30 assault. The Virginian-Pilot does not identify victims of sex crimes and generally does not identify juvenile defendants. The victim told police she and the boy had been playing around when he started to pull down her pants, then got on top of her and penetrated her, according to a...
  • Mom flunked 3 drug tests, records show

    01/18/2013 3:41:35 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 1/17/13 | Paul Shockley
    In alleged violations of the terms of her probation, Heather Jensen failed three court-ordered drug tests in the months before the Nov. 27 incident on Grand Mesa that led to the deaths of her young sons, according to records obtained by The Daily Sentinel. Steps to revoke Jensen’s deferred judgment—potentially jailing her for an unknown period of time—started in December and resulted in a court filing earlier this month. “Ms. Jensen has produced urinalysis tests which tested positive for THC on the following dates: March 21, 2012, October 8, 2012, and October 26, 2012,” reads a summons and complaint filed...
  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/10/2012 12:11:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'I should sterilize you': Deadbeat dad of nine agrees to judge's order to stop having kids • Corey Curtis, 44, owes about $90,000 in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children • Agrees with judge's order to curb his excessive breeding as a condition of a three-year probation term • America’s most infamous baby machine, Desmond Hatchett of Tennessee, has fathered more than 20 children with 11 women A Wisconsin father of nine who's behind on child support payments has allegedly agreed with a judge's order not to have any more children until he can show...
  • Forty L.A. County Probation Officers Arrested Over The Past 12 Months - FBI Now Nabs Division Chief

    09/18/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | September 18, 2012 | Richard Winton and Jason Song
    Probation department division chief arrested in fraud case Former Assemblyman Carl Edward Washington is accused of filing false identity theft claims, the latest in a series of arrests at the troubled agency. The arrests seem to be piling up at an unusual pace. Two weeks ago, a six-year employee of the Los Angeles County Probation Department was charged with persistently filing false workers' compensation claims. Earlier this month, police arrested a probation officer for allegedly shooting a man in a Covina bar. Those cases came on top of the dozens of drunk driving, drug possession and theft arrests that seemed...
  • Maker of Anti-Islam Film Questioned by Federal Police

    09/15/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/12 | Scott Krane
    Early Saturday, one of the men who made the anti-Muslim film trailer on YouTube that is responsible for shaking Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa and even Australia into a violent frenzy, was taken in for questioning by federal probabtion officers. He was not placed under arrest, but Nakoula Basseley Nakoul, 55, is being questioned by the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s station in his home town of Cerritos. In June 2010, Nakoula was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for orchestrating a check-kiting scheme, according to a media dispatch. He served only one year in prison, however, part...
  • NC Dept of Corrections Probation Officer Indicted for Civil Rights Violations

    05/18/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 18, 2012 | Dept Of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced that North Carolina Department of Correction’s Division of Community Corrections Probation Officer Willie James Steele, Jr., 47, was indicted yesterday on civil rights charges for violating the constitutional rights of a female probationer that he was supervising by coercing her into sexual acts on two separate occasions. Steele was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. According to the indictment filed in the Western District of North...
  • Casey Anthony reports to Florida probation

    08/24/2011 9:29:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 8-25-11
    Aug 25 12:13 AM US/Eastern Florida authorities say Casey Anthony has reported to begin her one-year probation for 2010 check-fraud convictions. The Florida Department of Corrections said she came in sometime Wednesday evening but did not give details including where in the state she is.
  • Border agents: NY man says ankle monitor for (Lindsey)Lohan

    07/16/2010 7:55:32 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2010 | no byline
    Border agents say a New York man tried to explain away the ankle monitor he was wearing while returning from Canada by claiming it was a show of support for actress Lindsay Lohan. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found the bracelet around Eugene Todie's ankle July 9 after he tried to re-enter the United States using someone else's passport. They say he's on probation and not supposed to leave the country. They say Todie told them a probation officer friend gave him the bracelet to wear for Lohan, who's had to wear an alcohol ankle monitor... the Buffalo...
  • Judge finds Lohan in violation of probation (sentenced to 90 days in jail)

    07/06/2010 3:27:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/6/10 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A judge on Tuesday found Lindsay Lohan in violation of probation in a 2007 drug case after prosecutors said she failed to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. A sentence was expected later in the day. The ruling came during a hearing set for the "Mean Girls" star after she missed a court date in May. She has been required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor since then.
  • Police say Vick not ruled out as suspect (bar shooting)

    07/01/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/01/2010 | Mark Maske
    <p>According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has not been ruled out as a suspect or a person of interest by police in a shooting incident early Friday morning at a birthday party for him in Virginia Beach.</p>
  • Former Orlando TSA officer gets probation in sex-slave case

    06/18/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT · by subterfuge · 48 replies · 692+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/18/10 | Anthony Colarossi and Walter Pacheco
    A former Orlando TSA security officer arrested for allegedly molesting a minor pleaded no contest to one charge today and was sentenced to 10 years' sex-offender probation. A victim told deputies Bennett asked her to be his sex slave and fondled her against her will. He pleaded no contest to the molestation charge, while prosecutors dropped the second count as part of the plea deal. Bennett, 58, could have received a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for the felony. "Are you satisfied with your attorney?" Orange Circuit Judge Marc Lubet asked Bennett during the sentencing. "Yes," Bennett replied....
  • What should USC do to recover? Sue Reggie Bush!

    06/14/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies · 472+ views
    sdnn ^ | June 14, 2010 | Lee "Hacksaw"Hamilton
    USC football is about Cardinal and Gold. The Trojan Horse. The Coliseum. The words “Fight On. There are now new words to describe its football program.Arrogance. Ignorance. Tolerance. Sanctioned. Pick any word and it probably fits the USC football program these days. But there’s another one that should be considered: Lawsuit. You can shape it, paint it, mold it any way you want if you are USC. You were betrayed by star running back Reggie Bush. You were tampered with by outside influences. You were ambushed by one of your own assistant coaches, who knew but did not tell. And...
  • Wis. man gets probation in dirty diaper theft

    06/03/2010 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2010
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- An Amherst man accused of trying to steal dirty diapers from a home has been sentenced to 30 months of probation. Dillon Makuski, 20, was convicted of possession of burglary tools.
  • Wis. man gets probation in dirty diaper theft

    06/08/2010 12:08:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies · 76+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/03/2010
    STEVENS POINT, Wis. - An Amherst man accused of trying to steal dirty diapers from a home has been sentenced to 30 months of probation. Dillon Makuski, 20, was convicted of possession of burglary tools. The Stevens Point Journal reports Makuski also must serve 200 hours of community service and undergo a psycho-sexual examination. Makuski was detained by the homeowner after entering an Amherst home last September. A Portage County sheriff's deputy found six dirty diapers in Makuski's pockets. The complaint said Makuski entered the house because he likes to wear diapers and thought there might be some in the...
  • Source: USC football gets 2-year ban

    06/10/2010 7:18:27 AM PDT · by commish · 77 replies · 230+ views
    ESPN ^ | Jun 10, 2010 | ESPN
    The USC football program will receive a two-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a forfeiture of wins from at least the 2004 season when the NCAA releases its sanctions on Thursday, a source told ESPN's Shelley Smith. The Los Angeles Times reported the NCAA sanctions include the loss of more than 20 scholarships. ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman confirmed the two-year postseason ban and a reduction in scholarships from a second USC source. USC will respond Thursday to the NCAA's findings following its investigation into possible violations by the Trojans' football and men's basketball programs, a source told...
  • Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to court (RAT Kwame to be arraigned on a probation violation)

    02/23/2010 4:02:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 2/23/10 | Corey Williams
    Judge orders ex-Detroit mayor back to courtBy Corey Williams Associated Press Writer / February 23, 2010 DETROIT - A judge has ruled that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must return to court Friday to be arraigned on a probation violation warrant. The judge said Tuesday that a warrant will soon be issued for Kilpatrick. He ordered Kilpatrick to appear in his courtroom for failing to make a required $79,000 restitution payment. The former mayor could face jail or prison as a consequence. Kilpatrick owes $1 million as part of his guilty plea to obstruction of justice in 2008. He's been...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Center on Probation, Hid Sexual Abuse

    02/10/2010 10:53:59 AM PST · by julieee · 3 replies · 207+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Abortion Center on Probation, Hid Sexual Abuse Birmingham, AL -- A Planned Parenthood abortion business in Birmingham, Alabama that was found in an undercover video hiding a potential case of sexual abuse has been placed on probation by state officials. The video also showed a Planned Parenthood employee telling a woman posing as a teenager how she can evade the state's parental consent law. http://www.lifenews.com/state4801.html
  • NYC woman gets probation for smuggling monkey meat

    12/12/2009 3:44:22 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 841+ views
    NEW YORK — A New York City woman who was caught smuggling monkey meat through Customs has been sentenced to probation. Mamie Manneh was arrested in 2006 after agents seized a shipment of dozens of primate parts hidden in a batch of smoked fish.
  • Ex-ACORN official gets probation for voter registration plan

    11/24/2009 4:56:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 9 replies · 590+ views
    Lasvegassun.com ^ | 11/24/09 | Puppage
    A former field director for the political advocacy organization ACORN was sentenced today in district court to up to three years of probation. Christopher Edwards, who in August pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime of compensation for registration of voters, a gross misdemeanor, received a suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine. He has agreed to testify against ACORN and one of its former regional directors, Amy Busefink. The Nevada attorney general’s office has accused ACORN and Busefink of operating an illegal bonus system. Tying money to or setting quotas for collecting voter registration cards...
  • PROSECUTOR: Kilpatrick Violates Probation

    09/16/2009 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 679+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | 9-16-2009 | WXYZ
    (WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be facing more trouble with the court after coming up short on his restitution payment and paying late on top of that. Action News has learned that Kilpatrick paid $3000 today of the $6000 he is supposed to pay each month. Sources tell Action News that Kilpatrick does not have the money to pay.
  • Convicted Mass. librarian wants to keep pension

    05/19/2009 9:16:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 05/19/09 | WHDH-TV
    BEVERLY, Mass. -- The former director of the Beverly Public Library who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography wants to keep his $31,000 annual public pension. Thomas Scully has filed a lawsuit in Salem Superior Court claiming the city Retirement Board has no right to revoke his pension on the grounds of "moral turpitude." Scully's suit filed Friday claims he would suffer "severe financial loss" if he loses his pension because he is unlikely to land another job in his field. Scully's pension was approved in May 2005, after his arrest, but his lawyer tells The Salem News the decision...
  • Fatal shooting said to be in self-defense

    01/24/2009 6:12:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 284+ views
    Fort Wayne.com ^ | 23 January, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    After a suspected robber shot his co-worker on Wednesday, a Belmont Beverage liquor store clerk didn’t wait to see if he’d be next. The clerk fatally shot the suspected robber – whom Fort Wayne Police have identified as Donald N. Jones – in self-defense, according to Gary Gardner, Belmont operations manager. Gardner said Thursday that store surveillance video shows Jones enter the store, walk around the counter and shoot a clerk in the leg before robbing two cash registers. “That’s what was so stunning to us,” said Gardner. “(Usually) all they want is the money and they leave, but not...
  • Probationers kill, state dawdles

    12/07/2008 4:54:49 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 14 replies · 489+ views
    The Raleigh News and Disturber ^ | Dec 7, 2008 | Sarah Ovaska, Joseph Neff and David Raynor
    North Carolina's probation system, designed to help low-level offenders rebuild their lives and stay out of costly prisons, is risking public safety by neglecting or losing track of thousands of criminals.
  • Probation for minor figure in bribe case (linked to Cunningham scandal

    10/03/2008 10:12:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 214+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/3/08 | Greg Moran
    FEDERAL COURT – A peripheral figure in the bribery scandal that ensnared former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham was sentenced to five years' probation by a San Diego federal judge yesterday, bringing the three-year-old case closer to finality. Advertisement John Thomas Michael, a mortgage broker from Long Island, sighed deeply and closed his eyes when U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns said he would not be going to prison. As part of his probation, Michael will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service and pay a fine of $100,000. Michael pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to...
  • Another Prior Felon

    09/19/2008 2:45:08 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 2 replies · 85+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 09/19/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Another cop killed by a repeat offender http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20128356&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
  • Broward teacher charged with sex with student

    06/06/2008 7:16:22 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 10 replies · 137+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 6, 2008 | ROBERTO SANTIAGO
    A female teacher accused of having a year-long sexual relationship with one of her underage male students surrendered to Margate police on Friday morning. Margate Police say that Christine Jouini, 38, who teaches the 11th and 12th grade at The Center Academy, a private school in Coral Springs, was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Margate Police spokesman Detective Chip Kolenda said the illicit affair was exposed after the former student, who has since graduated and has turned 18, recently confessed the activity to another teacher at the school. The former student said that between...
  • 3 charged during protest near fort get probation (FREAKAZOIDS)

    02/06/2008 5:20:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 177+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A trio who trespassed on this Southern Arizona Army post in November were sentenced to two years probation by a federal magistrate in Tucson on Monday. The motion hearings on Monday were initially scheduled with a trial to be started Tuesday, but ended up with the Rev. Jerome Zawada of Las Vegas, Frances Elizabeth Lamb of Bend, Ore., and Mary Burton Riseley of Cliff, N.M., each being given the probation sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Marshall. The three also were ordered to pay a $5,000 fine or serve 500 hours of community service. Prosecutor Army Capt....
  • Biggest Drug Dealer in Jail Scores Probation

    11/15/2007 9:32:20 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-15-2007 | Associated Press
    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A former Wayne County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking could have gotten 20 years in prison, but was sentenced to 30 months' probation instead.
  • INJUSTICE: Winkler Sentenced to 3 Years for Killing Husband, May Serve Only 60 Days

    06/08/2007 2:30:09 PM PDT · by midwesteastcoastconnection · 65 replies · 1,369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/08/07 | AP
    SELMER, Tenn. — A woman who killed her preacher husband with a shotgun blast to the back as he lay in bed was sentenced Friday to three years in prison, but she may end up serving only 60 days in a mental hospital. Mary Winkler must serve 210 days, or about seven months, of her sentence before she can be released on probation, but she gets credit for the five months she has already spent in jail, Judge Weber McCraw said. That leaves only two months, and McCraw said up to 60 days of the sentence could be served in...
  • Paris Hilton May Have Probation Revoked (could face up to 90 days in jail)

    02/28/2007 8:15:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | AP
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Paris Hilton could have her probation revoked — possibly resulting in jail time — if she is found to have been driving with a suspended license because it would violate conditions of her previous sentence for reckless driving, authorities said Wednesday. The 26-year-old hotel heiress and star of "The Simple Life" was ticketed for misdemeanor driving with a suspended license after her blue Bentley Continental GTC was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. said. She was stopped about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with...
  • Criminals on probation murdered 98 in two years [UK justice update]

    12/05/2006 5:40:39 PM PST · by aculeus · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 6, 2006 | by Alan Travis, home affairs editor
    Criminals under the supervision of the probation service have been convicted of nearly 100 murders and more than 500 other serious violent and sexual offences, including rape, over the past two years, according to official figures out yesterday. The Home Office statistics confirm that high-profile murders such as the death of London banker John Monckton and Winchester woman Naomi Bryant by those under probation supervision were not isolated cases. The figures come just two weeks after the home secretary, John Reid, criticised the performance of the probation service, saying that public confidence had been shaken by such high-profile failures. MPs...
  • 7M behind bars, on probation or parole

    11/29/2006 7:59:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 714+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 11/29/06 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - A record 7 million people — or one in every 32 American adults — were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2,193,798 were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year. Even though data show more prison releases, the report said, admissions still exceed releases. More than 4.1 million people were on probation and 784,208 were on parole at the end of 2005. Men still far outnumber women in prisons and jails, but the female population is growing faster....
  • Pacman Jones' Criminal History

    08/27/2006 10:38:55 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 16,020+ views
    Free Republic ^ | August 27, 2006 | Vanity
    Just a quick taste of this "quality" citizen of the NFL community ... 10/2003: Jones was sentenced to one year in jail following a bar fight while he was a student at West Virginia University, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years probation. His probation was scheduled to end on Thursday. 4/27/05: Adam "Pacman" Jones was at Club Blaze in Conley, Ga., around 3 a.m. ET on April 27 when officers responded to a fight involving two women. Andrea Akins, a supervisor at the club, told police she was punched in the mouth by a...
  • For Addicts, Firm Hand Can Be the Best Medicine

    08/15/2006 8:34:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 852+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | SALLY SATEL, M.D.
    Commentary Mel Gibson is the latest reminder of the perils of drunken driving. But in his case it was talking while intoxicated that attracted so much attention. Typically, of course, it is not what someone says under the influence that concerns the public, but what he does. Safety is our main worry. And the goal is to keep the person from driving while intoxicated. That was the aim of the judge who in June handled the case of another high-profile arrestee, Representative Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island. Mr. Kennedy pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after crashing his...
  • CA: Ex-Councilman Gets 5 Years' Probation - Martin Ludlow, SEIU labor leader

    06/06/2006 9:53:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 726+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/6/06 | Patrick McGreevy
    A federal judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Monday to five years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service, and ordered him to return $36,400 diverted from a school employees union to his 2003 election campaign. The sentence by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real followed Ludlow's recent guilty plea to a charge of conspiring to embezzle union funds. In hopes of avoiding jail, Ludlow agreed to cooperate with authorities in the federal prosecution of Janett Humphries, the former head of Service Employees International Union Local 99, who is accused of working with Ludlow to divert the...
  • Judge Rules Sex Offender Too Short Prison; Gives Probation Instead

    05/25/2006 9:48:27 AM PDT · by atruelady · 52 replies · 1,729+ views
    Fox News online ^ | 5/25/06 | Associated Press
    <p>SIDNEY, Neb.  — A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.</p> <p>His crimes deserved a long sentence, said, but she worried that , 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers.</p>
  • CA: Former LA councilman gets probation for campaign fund violations (SEIU labor leader)

    04/21/2006 4:20:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 252+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/21/06 | Robert Jablon - ap
    The former top labor leader in Los Angeles County was sentenced to three years of probation Friday and temporarily barred from raising political money after pleading guilty to state charges of conspiracy and violating campaign laws. Martin Ludlow also was fined $15,000 but with court fees that figure will reach about $45,000, Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman said. State and federal prosecutors charged Ludlow with conspiring with a former union official to illegally divert more than $36,000 in union funds to help finance his successful 2003 City Council campaign. He resigned from the council last year to become head of...
  • Woman Sentenced To Probation For Letting Newborn Drown In Toilet

    04/01/2006 9:50:45 PM PST · by CAWats · 14 replies · 582+ views
    Courttv.com ^ | 04.01.06 | CAWats
    A woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for giving birth on a toilet and letting the baby drown was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to get psychological treatment for depression, paranoia and anorexia. Shatoya Nelson, 23, told investigators she did not know she was pregnant until she gave birth at her mother's Tamarac home on July 21, 2004. According to detectives, Nelson said she left the female infant in the toilet for several minutes before taking her out and wrapping her in a towel. The woman's mother discovered the dead baby the following morning and insisted Nelson take...
  • New Hampton teacher gets suspended sentence for sexual exploitation [Iowa]

    03/29/2006 1:34:49 PM PST · by ncountylee · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Globe Gazette ^ | March 29, 2006 | BRIAN SPANNAGEL
    NEW HAMPTON — A high school teacher guilty of making advances on a student via the Internet received a five-year suspended sentence today and must register as a sex offender. Lee Ayers, 50, initially was charged in October with sexual exploitation by a school employee, a Class D felony. The former social studies teacher pleaded guilty in January. He will be on probation for two to five years. A judge today in Chickasaw County District Court also sentenced Ayers, a former basketball and volleyball coach, to pay a $1,000 fine, seek mental health counseling and to receive a substance abuse...
  • Marion Barry Gets Probation for Tax Dodge

    03/09/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 707+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/9/06 | AP
    Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in connection with charges that he failed to file federal or local tax returns for 2000. Barry pleaded guilty last October under an agreement reached with federal prosecutors which required him to acknowledge his failure to file returns for the years 1999 through 2004. Barry, 70, completed his fourth term as mayor in early 1999. While Barry has said he's unsure how much money he earned during the time period in question, he did not challenge claims by federal prosecutors that his income topped $534,000 during...
  • Tom Sizemore Gets Probation for Drug Use (3 years, weekly drug testing, 90 days in treatment)

    02/09/2006 10:08:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 248+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A judge on Thursday sentenced Tom Sizemore to three years probation after the actor tearfully admitted he used methamphetamine last month. Sizemore, 44, could have faced 16 months in prison after violating his probation stemming from a conviction for methamphetamine possession. The judge's sentence included a 90-day stay at a drug treatment program. Sizemore also must submit to weekly drug tests the entire probationary term, said court spokesman Allan Parachini. The judge's decision came after a series of hearings to determine if Sizemore's probation should be revoked a second time. Sizemore's probation was revoked in July after...
  • Nick Nolte Completes Probation After DUI

    01/04/2006 5:37:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 1,071+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/06 | AP
    MALIBU, Calif. - Nick Nolte has successfully completed probation ordered after his 2002 no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs, a judge ruled Wednesday. Nolte was present at the hearing before Judge Lawrence Mira. "I'm about to do `Pride and Glory,' a film in New York with Colin Farrell, and he'll just be coming out of rehab so he'll have a lot of support (from me)," the 64-year-old actor told syndicated TV show "The Insider" outside court. Farrell was being treated for exhaustion and dependency on medication prescribed after a back injury, his...
  • Molester gets work release, probation

    12/09/2005 5:30:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 385+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12-09-05 | Tillie Fong
    GOLDEN - A former hospice nurse who molested a terminally ill 10-year-old girl in his care several years ago apologized to the family of the child before he was sentenced Thursday.
  • "Double Secret Probation" promised by French Government (vanity/humor)

    11/07/2005 1:49:12 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 31 replies · 893+ views
    Me | 11/07/05 | GeorgiaDawg32
    In a stunning turn of events, the French Government today promised to put all the rioters on Double Secret Probation if they don't cease and desist their actions immediately. Jacque Chirac, contacted at his underground bunker somewhere on the outskirts of Paris said he's taking this drastic action because of the refusal of the rioters to stop burning stuff even though the government has told them they'll jump up and down and hold their breath if they don't. This reporter (ahem) contacted members of Delta House regarding this escalation of threats by the French and responded that this is no...
  • Sandy Berger Violates Probation

    10/06/2005 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 19 replies · 441+ views
    Fox and Friends ^ | October 6, 2005 | E.D. Hill
    E.D. Hill reported that Sandy Berger had been stopped for Reckless Driving in Virginia. This violation is more than simple speeding. He was clocked 88 in a 55mph zone. He will stand before the judge who sentenced him for his "pants-gate" plundering and the charge is such that he could do jail time for violating his probation.